Another weekend and a few more things checked off our to-do list. The studio project is finally starting to come together. The heating/air conditioning unit is getting installed on Friday. After that, it’s just a matter of doing the hardwood floor and the trim.
You know what that means, right? I can finally get the dozen or so Tupperware boxes out of our living room. Ok, well… That and the fact that you’ll start seeing creative projects around here again. I’ll bet you can’t wait. Lol…
Alright, moving forward. I wanted a plank wall and we all know what happens when I decide I want something, right? You can check out my inspiration board for the studio. I looked at quite a few plank walls and this is the product of all that amazing inspiration.
We’re not even going to get into how long it took to prep all of these planks. I basically worked from Friday around 9 PM, slept for a few hours before work, and then went right back to it as soon as I got home. I had them all laid out on the floor and did all of the staining in my studio and all of the painting on the deck. Once everything was dry, I sanded as needed.
We started putting this up yesterday afternoon. Needless to say, it’s been a long weekend.
We started with 7 sheets of plywood cut in 5.75 in. wide by 8 ft. long pieces. That was my husband’s math and he did an awesome job because we ended up with no waste aside from the one plank that was a casualty of the distressing process. I overdid it just a bit with that one.
I went through each of the boards and sanded them and put them in piles based on how I planned to finish them. Some were left natural, some were stained walnut. A few were stained, painted either white or aqua, and then sanded. And the rest were painted either white or aqua and then some were lightly sanded.
We randomly cut the planks into 3-5 ft. pieces and used nails to space them as we put them up. I also checked a few here and there with a level. Most of the end pieces of course had to be custom-cut. Tim was measuring and telling me the lengths and I was doing the cutting. I’d wipe them off, hand them back to him, and he’d nail them in place.
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